Schuitmaker, Senate promote heart health

LANSING, Mich. — State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker has once again teamed up with the American Heart Association and fellow legislators to raise awareness about the dangers of heart disease.

Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, was joined by state Sens. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, Judy Emmons, R- Sheridan, and Margaret O’Brien, R-Kalamazoo, to once again bring attention to heart disease and the dangers it presents, especially to women.

The Senate, led by Schuitmaker, formally adopted Senate Resolution 125, which proclaims February 2018 as American Heart Month and Feb. 2, 2018 as Go Red for Women Day.

“I am proud to once again partner with the American Heart Association to raise awareness and educate the public, especially women, about how to recognize warning signs of a heart attack and how heart disease can be prevented,” Schuitmaker said. “Our goal is to continue reaching more people and saving more lives.”

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Photo caption: State Sen. Tonya Schuitmaker, R-Lawton, (center left) poses on the Senate floor with, from left, Sens. Rebekah Warren, D-Ann Arbor, Judy Emmons, R-Sheridan, and Margaret O’Brien, R-Kalamazoo, after the Senate adopted Senate Resolution 125.